Content.

Content.

  “When you find contentment, you will find love.” “When you stop trying, that’s when you’ll get pregnant.” “Let go and let God.” We hear these phrases come out of well-meaning mouths often. They’re trying to remind us that it’s a journey, not a destination and it’s out of our control. But what they’re really [...]

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Wonder.

Wonder.

Last night, I found myself on the edge of the water by a field in Silverdale, Washington, walking with a dear friend. We met one another back on the East Coast when her husband and I were in seminary. We were fast friends and she was a stellar hair stylist, so she would cut my [...]

Keep Going.

Keep Going.

So, it's Lent. Winter is slowly giving way to Spring and we're met with snow on Monday and rain on Tuesday and sun on Wednesday. This is an insane time of year and somehow it feels just about right for this season of discipline and fasting. When it came to what I was "doing for [...]

Healed.

Healed.

This isn't a blog post I thought I would write. I was convinced that it would never happen. I planned my life around it never happening. But then, 238 days ago, I was healed. And I wish I could tell you that I, like people in the Bible who encounter Jesus, ran to tell the [...]

Resolved.

Resolved.

I've been on the road again, wandering through airports and streets I've never seen, reconnecting to family and friends out west. I'll be home soon, but today I find myself along the Olympic Peninsula, on the edge of the water near the woods on a foggy afternoon. I look out to the trees on the [...]

Light.

Light.

It's been years since I panicked. Since I felt the racing thoughts and the shortness of breath and the overwhelm. And it came in like a quick flash here and there, making me second guess my calm and security. Anxiety is violent and strange. It robs you blind and breaks the lock off the door. [...]

Subjects, Objects.

Subjects, Objects.

I'm not the first to say it, and I won't be the last, but man, I feel sad. I feel angry and I feel a little disoriented as the social media trends spike with every new allegation of sexual misconduct and every "me too" and every scandal. They break across our headlines like blood splatter, sparking that [...]